World Cup Buzz Archives for January 2008

Brazil and Argentina continue to Struggle.

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We've seen it with the Mexicans all the time, we've seen it in Europe and yes last night we saw it in Brazil: A home crowd turning on its own team in a crucial World Cup qualifier. This crowd reaction culminated with wild applause as Lionel Messi was subbed out late in the match. The [...]

Thoughts on CONCACAF Qualifying

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The United States crushed Barbados but not much can be taken from the match. Barbados missing four of their five best players got rolled by a fired up US squad 8-0. While the scoreline was impressive, many concerns still persist for the U.S. like keeping proper spacing between attackers on the pitch and players knowing [.

The Fight For South Africa

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After a dismal 2006 performance, the U.S.M.N.T (United States Men's National Team) looks to a younger generation for a better outing in 2010. The old boy's are gone, Claudio Reyna, Brian McBride, and Kasey Keller. In come the likes of Freddy Adu, Jozey Altidore, Maurice Edu, and Michael Bradley to name [.

Canada Advances Behind DeRo Brace: Group of Death Next

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Dale Mitchell's Canadian side continued its rise in CONCACAF with a 4-1 victory over St Vincent on Friday night and now enters the group of death in CONCACAF with Jamaica, Honduras and presumably Mexico. It can be strongly argued (as it will be here) that four of the five best CONCACAF footballing nations at this [.

Euro Success Leads To WC Success?

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After watching the way Russia played against a formidable Netherlands squad, its very clear that Guus Hiddink's side look to be a favorite to win EURO 2008. With a young to middle aged squad, Guus has worked his magic in bringing in quality players and forming them into world class caliber talent. With the likes [.

CONCACAF WC Qualifying Second Stage Complete

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Trinidad and Tobago turned around a first leg deficit with a 2-0 win at Bermuda tonight, for a 3-2 aggregate victory. T&T used goals from Daryl Roberts and former Columbus Crew and Sunderland forward Stern John to advance to the group which includes the United States, Guatemala, and Cuba who cruised 4-0 over Antigua for [.

Stay up to date with your team

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I've gathered a list of websites that will help you stay up to date with your national team and learn who will be in the squad for 2010! Sam's Army- http://www.sams-army.com/ Mexico- http://mexico.theoffside.com/ Canoe- http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Soccer/Canada/home.html Portugal- http://www.geocities.

Asian Qualifying Set

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The final round of Asian World Cup qualifying has been set. The round will last from September 2008 through June 2009. Group One:                                                Group Two: Bahrain                                                  [.

Medford Fired As Costa Rica Manager

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Hernan Medford's run as Costa Rica manger has ended. Medford a near legend as a player presided over an aging squad whose poor results obviously did not sit well with the powers that be in Costa Rican football. Medford was a member of Costa Rica's 1990 and 2002 World Cup teams and managed Saprissa to [.